INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Attorneys

EDUCATION

  • Rice University (B.S., Chemical Engineering)
    • President’s Honor Roll
  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
    • Staff Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal


MEMBERSHIPS AND BAR ADMISSIONS


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Numerous Federal Courts



FOCUS OF PRACTICE


Vidya Bala has a practice that focuses heavily on intellectual property litigation and licensing.  She has represented clients in numerous patent and trademark litigations.  Vidya has been especially successful in representing clients in complex patent litigations involving computer related technologies, chemicals and chemical processing technologies, and oilfield technologies.  She has been involved in numerous bench and jury trials as well as appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Vidya also has experience in patent and trademark prosecution, transactional matters, freedom-to-operate analysis and opinions, and patent and trademark portfolio management. 


ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • Represented numerous clients in intellectual property-related litigation and commercial litigation
  • Has tried numerous bench and jury trials to verdict
  • Argued numerous Markman hearings
  • Involved with successful appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Successfully represented a client in a contingency fee based representation of a patent portfolio involving V-chip technology that included litigations, appeals, and licensing against numerous infringers
  • Named as a Rising Star by Law & Politics
  • Drafted materials for and negotiated numerous intellectual property licensing and business transactions
  • Prepared patent, trademark, and copyright applications
  • Gave the presentation "Inequitable Conduct: Federal Circuit Decision Update," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Web Seminar, September 2007 and has given multiple other presentations and speeches
  • Co-Authored with Richard S. Zembek, "Patent Reform Act of 2007," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, April 30, 2007 and has authored multiple other publications



TECHNOLOGY AREAS


      Vidya’s expertise includes a broad array of technologies. More specifically, she has experience relating to oilfield equipment, computers and related technology, electronics, chemicals, and chemical processes.

Vidya Bala

Patent Attorney


Houston,Texas 

Phone:  713.622.7005

Fax: 713.622.0220             Email:vbala@tumeyllp.com